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Alby Crafts and Gardens

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Coffee and scones

Very pleasant cafe and arts centre. A little quirky but enjoyable coffee and scones in the cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
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York, United Kingdom
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Lovely Building, lovely Location

A great place to visit, an especially nice cafe, very pretty garden. Lots of craft to see but more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ANN S
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“craft shops”(13 reviews)
“tea room”(13 reviews)
“worth a visit”(10 reviews)
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Alby Crafts & Gardens is a complex of creative businesses housed in an attractive collection of converted farm buildings in rural north Norfolk. We are easy to find, half way between Cromer and Aylsham on the A140. We currently have a fine art...more
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Cromer Road, Erpingham NR11 7QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant cafe and arts centre. A little quirky but enjoyable coffee and scones in the cafe. Nice staff and service. Will return.

Thank David R
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful craft and gift shops especially Purple Rain staff very friendly and helpful. Gifts and crafts varied and unusual and reasonably priced. The Tea Room took you back to the 50's - 60'a era and the cakes were delicious. Try the courgette and pecan cake...More

Thank jane l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit, an especially nice cafe, very pretty garden. Lots of craft to see but more could be made of it. We were told things were being reorganised in October. We`ll definitely visit again

Thank ANN S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here over many years, but it is a while since we visited and I am not sure what has happened. The whole place seems odd. Where there was once a lovely craft gallery there are people making wedding dresses and corsets and...More

Thank Travellingmouse123
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello travelling mouse I really don't know how to start replying to your review, but I'm afraid things in life don't stay the same forever. The craft gallery upstairs closed maybe 7 years ago but if you ventured to the workshops in the Lower Courtyard...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called here as we were staying at a caravan park close by what a gem of a place they have some lovely little gift shops,galleries a pottery,dressmaker and tea room, we visited the tea room for lunch which was excellent the tea room is very...More

Thank julieann1kitten
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit to Alby Crafts & Gardens.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Alby Crafts used to be a little haven on our way up the A140. You could always rely on good lunches, good homemade cake, great coffee and an airy and spacious area to relax. A browse round the workshops, a purchase or two upstairs and...More

Thank poobaruk
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry you didn't like Glen's quirky cafe. He has put a lot of thought, time and effort into creating a space that is unique and fun, and he only gets good reviews for the food he produces in the kitchen (which is all...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Called here around 20 years ago when it was a vibrant centre for local crafts. So many have gone and the best thing about th emplacement these days is the quirky vintage/retro cafe with its booths and alcoves for all tastes.More

Thank kishere t
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for visiting us again after such a long period. Inevitably the self-employed crafts people at Alby Crafts & Gardens change on a regular basis, but all of the units are currently occupied and we continue to be a vibrant centre for local crafts....More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We visited here the tea rooms are fantastic nice tea and coffee, lovely little cubby holes to sit very quirky, not sure about the rest, we felt a bit uncomfortable in one of the craft shops.More

Thank Jennieknight70
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Our café goes from strength to strength – as do our crafts shops. Sorry to hear you caught one of us at a bad moment, life can get a bit hectic here sometimes with classes, deliveries and deadlines. Although...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

We are staying in Langham for a 2 week holiday. We had a brochure with things/places to visit in 2018. Many years ago when I was not disabled we visited this wonderful place although not many shops the cafe has the best cream teas in...More

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CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your honest review. We do apologise that you found the place rather difficult for an electric wheelchair. The units here are all in characterful converted cow barns and although our thresholds are really quite low we do appreciate that they may not...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Came here with the wife who found it, there are a small selection of craft shops, although not many of them were operating at the time of our visit. There is cafe which is quite unusual, it is decorated in a music theme. there is...More

Thank John S
CKnight63, Gallery owner at Alby Crafts and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you call again soon.

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Katie S
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Response from Sarah A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they will be open. check their website and yes the flowers should look lovely :)
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JRidgwayPeterborough
30 August 2016|
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Response from CKnight63 | Property representative |
We are all independent businesses here at Alby and it is up to the owner of the cafe how he chooses to decorate his space. He is striving to achieve a quirky and memorable environment that is different to anywhere else... More
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Julie C
30 August 2016|
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Response from JRidgwayPeterborough | Reviewed this property |
Yes I also took my small dog into the restaurant,
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